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Leather Larynx Is One Classy Working Man

Who: Jimmy Barnes
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Friday October 14, 2005

WHILE Ian Moss returns to perform in Newcastle this weekend, another Cold Chisel star is also soon to arrive.

Jimmy Barnes will perform at Newcastle Panthers on Friday, October 14.

The powerhouse vocalist made quite a comeback this year with the release of his album Double Happiness. And what a comeback it was. It debuted at number one on the ARIA chart, giving him his first chart- topping studio album in more than a decade. With gold sales status achieved on release, the album was far and away the top seller right across the country charting at number one in its first week in every capital city. It knocked Foo Fighters off the top spot and left big sellers from Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Rob Thomas and Mariah Carey in its wake.

Planning for Double Happiness started more than a year ago.

``About a year and a half back I agreed to release all of my back catalogue through Michael Gudinski and Warren Costello's new label, Liberation,'' Barnes said.

``We met at Michael's house one Sunday afternoon to start planning for the next record and we all agreed that it would be great to build a bridge between my past, of which I am very proud, and my future, which is even more important to me.

``So we started to record a bunch of new tracks and then every time we thought we had the record finished I'd think of someone else Id like to sing.'' Recognising he needed to call in some artists to sing with, Barnes approached the likes of Dallas Crane, Tim Rogers, The Living End and Roachford. ``Everything that has brought me to this point you will hear on this record,'' Barnes said. ``You can experience the acoustic records, the Soul Deep sound, the hard rock of Cold Chisel, you can hear me as a 13 year old listening to Deep Purple.``These are all the elements that make up what I do.'' Tickets cost $30 per person and are on sale at the club.

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